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Old 09-05-2015, 09:47 PM   #71
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I have a Crusader and I noticed that the chalking appears to be pushing out a little. I was going to replace with silicone but maybe I shouldn't. I have only had the RV since this June. I'm new to the RV world and wondered why silicone wasn't used on all the seams.



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Old 09-06-2015, 09:43 AM   #72
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I would get int touch with your dealer & insist they get in touch with Forest River or get in touch with FR yourself. You only have a one year warranty so you need to act on this asap. I'm not sure how you would go on if your warranty has expired. If this is a flex issue I believe they can tell by the serial number if it would fall in that catergory or a bad caulking job.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:02 PM   #73
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I have a Crusader and I noticed that the chalking appears to be pushing out a little. I was going to replace with silicone but maybe I shouldn't. I have only had the RV since this June. I'm new to the RV world and wondered why silicone wasn't used on all the seams.



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Try this contact at Prime Time......she was great when we attended the Rally for our warranty work.

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Old 09-06-2015, 04:02 PM   #74
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Thanks rracer5, I will get in touch with her.



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Old 10-03-2015, 05:22 PM   #75
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It's nice to hear that prime time is repairing the frame issues, what is bothersome is that it still seems to be happening on 2015 models, we are shopping around and like the Sanibel's BUT when we see this coming up again and again it is not giving us that warm and fuzzy feeling.
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:56 PM   #76
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I have a 2014 touring Vengence toy hauler. I have had mine in to my dealer for the same issue .. It is flexing a lot in the front left side the siding has come completely out and back in. The dealership has tried to repair it with a forest river rep on site this repair did not work the dealership and forest river have now gotten LCI the frame manufacture involved the unit also has a recall from forest river about the hitch not being related the same as the unit GVW rating of 21300 the axles are only rated for 6000lb each this one is going back to the dealer end of this week for some serious dealer forest river disscusion to see what can be done I am worried that the frame is not strong enough even for the stated hitch rating of 18000 much less the unit rating of 21300.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:01 PM   #77
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We have a Sanibel 3500RE we bought new in 2012. We have approx 20,000 miles on it now. Noticed the over flexing issue, very minor at first. After a run this spring from Houston to New York City and in between over a five month period and back to Houston by end of May the problem was pretty serious. Made a call to Sanibel and they made an appointment for us to bring it to Elkhart Indiana for repairs - at their cost. While it was there had a 6 point Levelup installed, also, MORryde IS and Hyd disc brakes installed. Spent more dollars and put a Hensley BD3 air ride fifth wheel hitch in our truck and installed onboard air to control air springs and the air hitch with reserve service air - added the tank under the frame of the truck. Sanibel picked it up and we went to Elkhart and brought it to NC. We are full timers and had to stay in a hotel while it was in for repairs. Very happy with all that was done. What a difference coming through the mountains. Love the hydraulic disc brakes - highly recommend them for large fifth wheels like ours, especially if you are full time RVrs as we are. Got the MORryde tour - great forward looking innovation going on there. Very pleased and comfortable with the repairs and upgrades.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:29 PM   #78
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How much flex did you get before they fixed your
fifth wheel. Did you measure how much the flex was between
hooked to the truck and off truck?
I have about 1/8 of an inch, ours is a 3250 2015 Sanibel, some of chalking/
seal is quishing out already.
We have not used the unit very much, more time in the
shop the camping.
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The measurement was approximately 5/8" and welds had torn out of the wall structural framework on the driver side of the coach. I had been babying the bedroom slide coming in and they found the gear had broken because of the extra strain caused by deflection of the framework around the bedroom slide out. Ours was not as bad as some I have seen but it was headed that way. They replaced the structural members in the walls with heavier square/rectangular tubing and more of it. Also, they removed the bedroom slide out and pulled the flooring back so they could make a good repair around the slide out opening. I understand they added more steel underneath the pin box frame too but I do not know how much. I do know that I see no flexing now and of course the gear cluster was replaced so the slide out for the bedroom works great again. It was very professionally done - walls reinsulated and bonded. You cannot tell it was ever worked on - of course being factory repaired that should be the case. By the way - about an 1/8" was the way ours started out. I recommend you keep a close check on that.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:37 PM   #80
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Thanks for the reply, I will get in contact with Sanibel and see
what their answer will be.
I had a Keystone Challenger with the same problem, except
Keystone washed their hands , my warranty had run out.
I hope this will work out OK.
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